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user1593 said: Hi. I am 21 years old, and its been 1 and a half year since I've undergone lung surgery(thoracotomy due to spontaneous pneumothorax) and one lobe from my right lung was removed. Since then almost everyday I suffer a lot from back pain and also in my spinal cord. Please suggest something that I can do to reduce that pain and also maintain healthy spine. Also my sleep has really been disturbed and I do not get the quality of sleep that I need, and feel tired and sleepy all the day. Thank You.

You have to strengthen the back and abdominal muscles. Let some friend or someone in your family massage your upper body with sesame oil on daily basis. Sesame oil provides nutrition to the muscles and reduces vata. Accumulation of vata is responsible for ache. Take a bath with lukewarm water after 30 minutes. You will feel the strength in few days. Start exercising and walking once you start feeling better. Start doing light warm up sequences that target the abdomen. You can find yogic warm up sequences on Youtube. As you had thoracotomy, I would advise you to refrain from extensive workouts. Deep breathing, walking and 10 minutes of warm up exercises are good for you. Start any multi-vitamin and multi-mineral supplement available in your country. Once vata element is balanced in your body, sleep patterns will normalize on their own. 

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Sound Sleep is that easy

Pour one to two drops of pure Almond Oil in each nostril as you lie down for sleep.  Say Good Night and you are there into drowsy state. This is one of the easiest remedy for Insomnia.

Almond Oil lubricates nostrils and is very helpful for people living in dry climate and for people who spend their maximum time in air conditioned rooms. Almond Oil prevents occurrence of nasal allergies, nasal polyps, sinusitis and premature graying of hair. You can also use the oil in the morning.

Important: Discontinue the use if this remedy does not suit you. There are 1 in 100 cases where almond oil may cause discomfort.    

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Shakti Mudra – for inducing sleep and relieving menstrual discomfort
Shakti Mudra is good for inducing sleep. Over a period of time, it helps people suffering from chronic insomnia. Shakti mudra releases the tension in pelvic region. It counteracts spasms in the intestines and helps females during menstrual discomfort. To do Shakti mudra, join ring fingers and little fingers as indicated. The index and middle fingers will fold loosely over the thumb.  The thumb will be bent inside the palm
Sitting on bed, close your eyes and do Shakti mudra for 10-12 minutes. Slowly, feel the physical and mental tension melting away. Slide and lie down.
Homeopathic and Ayurvedic remedies
For nervous exhaustion you can try generic homeopathic remedy BC-16 (Bio Combination-16). The dosage will be 4-5 tablets twice a day. In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha helps in countering fatigue and nervous exhaustion. You can take half teaspoon of Ashwagandha powder (churna) with milk.  

Shakti Mudra – for inducing sleep and relieving menstrual discomfort

Shakti Mudra is good for inducing sleep. Over a period of time, it helps people suffering from chronic insomnia. Shakti mudra releases the tension in pelvic region. It counteracts spasms in the intestines and helps females during menstrual discomfort. To do Shakti mudra, join ring fingers and little fingers as indicated. The index and middle fingers will fold loosely over the thumb.  The thumb will be bent inside the palm

Sitting on bed, close your eyes and do Shakti mudra for 10-12 minutes. Slowly, feel the physical and mental tension melting away. Slide and lie down.

Homeopathic and Ayurvedic remedies

For nervous exhaustion you can try generic homeopathic remedy BC-16 (Bio Combination-16). The dosage will be 4-5 tablets twice a day. In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha helps in countering fatigue and nervous exhaustion. You can take half teaspoon of Ashwagandha powder (churna) with milk.